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Team USA's Men Win Gold in 4x400 Relay at the Rio Olympics 2016!

Team USA's Men Win Gold in 4x400 Relay at the Rio Olympics 2016!

The men of Team USA – LaShawn Merritt, 30, Gil Roberts, 27, Tony McQuay, 26, and Arman Hall, 22 – celebrate after winning gold in the men’s 4x400m relay on Saturday (August 20) at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics!

The guys finished with a time of 2:57.30. Jamaica earned silver with a time of 2:58.16, and Bahamas won bronze with a time of in 2:58.49.

“I ran with a great group of guys, they made my job easy,” LaShawn said (via USA Today). “Everyone goes out and does their job. I thought, ‘I have been running a lot but I’m going to give this anchor leg all I got.’ Every man did their job, and we are bringing this gold back to the U.S.”

“Before I got the baton, I knew I had some mileage on my legs, but I knew it was about the team and USA,” he added. “I got down the backstretch well and opened it up a little coming home, I just wanted to keep it comfortable.”

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Credit: Alexander Hassenstein; Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Arman Hall, Gil Roberts, Lashawn Merritt, Tony McQuay

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